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Note: As of March, 2012 the Continental Airlines OnePass program is merged into the United Airlines MileagePlus® program. All credit cards from now on are United Airlines credit cards. Continental Airlines branded credit cards are no longer offered, but the United Airlines credit cards carry the same or similar benefits.

There are several airline credit cards that offer miles for travel on Continental Airlines via its OnePass program. The Continental Airlines branded cards offer the added benefit of checked bag fee waivers, while the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card offers the flexibility of transferring miles into other airline and hotel programs.

Continental is a member of Star Alliance, and its miles are good for travel on other airlines, including United, US Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss, Singapore Airlines, ANA, Asiana, and more. Continental and its new parent United have our favorite program for U.S. based global mile redemption.

Note that Continental is merging with United. The Continental Airlines credit cards will automatically convert to United Airlines credit cards from Chase as the merger completes. The benefits of the United℠ Explorer Card* are already aligned. Sometime early next year you will receive a new card. Your United miles will also be consolidated into one account.

Continental Airlines branded credit cards

Continental OnePass Plus MasterCard (No longer issued, replaced by United℠ Explorer Card with same benefits and features)

Basic card, free checked bag and priority boarding.

Continental Presidential Plus MasterCard (No longer issued, will be replaced by United MileagePlus® Club Card*)

Elite qualifying miles, 2 free checked bags, lounge access, priority boarding/security lines.

Multi-airline / hotel cards with transfer to Continental OnePass

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Transfer points 1:1 to United, British Airways, Hyatt, Marriott, IHG® Club, and others.

*The information related to the United MileagePlus® Club Card and United℠ Explorer Card has been collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card.


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